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Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCov): Guidance for staff and students

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Queen’s University Belfast has produced the following guidance for our staff and students.

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STATEMENT FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR

Queen’s University’s historic links with China go back as far as the 1850s. We are proud of our strong strategic partnerships with the region, both research and in education, including China Queen’s College, and we cherish all of the staff and students who comprise our vibrant Chinese community and who contribute so much to the life and culture of our University.

As President and Vice-Chancellor, I would like to express our University’s sincere condolences to all those worldwide who have lost loved ones as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. I would encourage everyone in our University community – both staff and students – to remain calm and please support your fellow colleagues, friends and students in following the guidance we have provided on this webpage.

As a University, we will do everything possible to provide support and assistance to accommodate any issues that arise.

Professor Ian Greer
President and Vice-Chancellor

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance

This is an evolving situation and staff and students are asked to continue to visit this page and regularly check the Public Health Agency website, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website and GOV.UK website for the latest updates and guidance.

A helpline has been established for anyone in Northern Ireland who has travelled to the following countries and regions, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Malaysia, in the past 14 days.

The helpline number is 0300 200 7885.

Please note: You do not need to be registered with a GP in Northern Ireland to contact the helpline.

 

FCO travel advice

Read the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice in relation to COVID-19 here.

 

Advice for travellers returning from Wuhan

The Public Health Agency has provided advice for travellers returning from Wuhan. Read the advice.

Your wellbeing is the University’s first priority. Please do not let any concerns about your work or studies stop you taking this advice.

If you are a student, please email all of the following to inform them that you have recently returned from Wuhan, so that they can help you with any support you may need:

If you are a member of staff, please email all of the following to inform them that you have recently returned from Wuhan, so that they can help you with any support you may need:

 

Advice for travellers returning from other parts of China and other specified areas

The Public Health Agency has provided advice for travellers returning from other parts of China and other specified areas. Read the advice.

Your wellbeing is the University’s first priority. Please do not let any concerns about your work or studies stop you taking this advice.

 

Travel to China for University Business or study

The safety of our staff and students is paramount. Therefore, in line with FCO advice, we, as a University, are suspending travel to China for business or study while we continue to monitor the situation.

 

Support for staff or students currently working or studying in China

Your health and wellbeing is our first priority and the University has taken the decision to support the return travel of students or staff who are resident/work-based primarily in Queen’s Belfast, at no financial disadvantage to them.

We would encourage those students or staff who are resident/work-based primarily in Queen’s Belfast, and who are currently studying or working in China, to return to the UK – please email coronavirus-guidance@qub.ac.uk so we can assist.

 

Early return from China

Please contact the University’s travel provider, Selective Travel, on +44 (0)28 9044 2073 or qub@selective-travel.co.uk, to change your travel arrangements. 

Staff or students should contact Queen’s University Belfast’s Insurance Section for advice on making a cancellation or curtailment claim. Please ensure that you have saved all relevant documentation – receipts and booking confirmations.

Insurance staff will provide the most appropriate claims form and then advise and manage the claims process with UMAL.

For further advice, please contact the Insurance section on 02890 971484 or email insurance@qub.ac.uk.

In the case of staff or students needing emergency medical treatment while on university approved travel, advice and support is available through UMAL on a 24hr basis:

 

Staff or Students currently in China on a personal trip

If you are currently on holiday in China, please contact us at coronavirus-guidance@qub.ac.uk to let us know, and so we can offer you support and guidance.

 

Visitors to the University from China

  • If you have visitors from Wuhan scheduled to come to Queen’s University Belfast, please contact them to postpone their trip.
  • If you have visitors from elsewhere in China scheduled to come to Queen’s University Belfast there is currently no need to change your plans. This is being kept under review.

 

Looking after your own health: Advice to all staff and students who may be concerned about catching a flu virus

To help protect yourself from catching any flu like virus during these winter months, the Public Health Agency is advising that you should:

  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water or a disinfectant, especially after coughing and sneezing, before handling and consuming food.
  • Use disposable tissues when coughing or sneezing and dispose of used tissues carefully and promptly in a bin.
  • Avoid close contact with people who appear unwell and avoid sharing personal items.

 

If you are concerned as a result of COVID-19

  • If you are a student who is concerned as a result of COVID-19, the University’s Student Wellbeing Service can offer support and guidance. Please contact the Student Wellbeing Service by emailing studentwellbeing@qub.ac.uk. A member of staff will get in touch with you directly.
  • If you are a member of staff concerned as a result of COVID-19, please contact the Staff Wellbeing Service by emailing wellbeing@qub.ac.uk.

 

If a colleague or student approaches you for advice having recently returned from China

Please refer the colleague or student to this dedicated webpage and to the Public Health Agency websiteForeign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website and GOV.UK website for the latest updates and guidance.

 

If you are concerned about the impact on your studies

Please contact your School Office if you are concerned about the impact on your studies, whether you are in the UK or in China.

 

If you are concerned about your visa

The government has published guidance on immigration provisions made by the Home Office for individuals in the UK who are unable to return to China. Read the Home Office guidance.

If you are a Chinese national and your visa is due to expire, please contact international student support for advice: iss@qub.ac.uk.

 

Further advice and guidance

As a University, we will continue to keep this webpage updated. If there are any major changes or updates, we will communicate these to you directly.

Guidance, advice and updates are available from:

 

[This page was last updated on Wednesday 12 February 2020.]

 

 

新型冠状病毒:员工和学生应对指南 

针对正在发生的新型冠状病毒(2019 nCov)疫情,英国女王大学编写了员工和学生应对指南,详情如下。

校长致辞

女王大学与中国的历史渊源可以追溯到19世纪50年代。我校(包括女王大学的中国学院)与中国在研究和教育领域均建立了牢固的战略伙伴关系,并引以为豪。女王大学非常重视我们充满活力的华人教职工和学生团体,他们为女王大学的校园生活和多元文化做出了巨大贡献。

作为校长,我谨代表女王大学向世界各地因新型冠状病毒(2019 nCov)疫情痛失所爱的人们表达我由衷的慰问。希望希望大学所有教职员工和学生在面对新型冠状病毒时保持冷静,并请支持身边的同事、朋友和学生遵守学校有关新型冠状病毒各项指南。

女王大学将尽一切可能提供支持和帮助,应对所有可能发生的问题。

伊恩·格里尔教授
校长

 

2019新型冠状病毒(nCov)应对指南

由于疫情形势的不断变化,各位应持续关注本页面,并定期登录Public Health AgencyForeign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)GOV.UK网站查看最新情况和指南文件。

目前在北爱尔兰的任何人在过去14天内曾去过中国大陆及港澳台地区、泰国、日本、韩国、新加坡、马来西亚均须通过特设热线报备。

热线号码:0300 200 7885

请注意:求助者无需在北爱尔兰的全科医生处注册,可直接拨打。

 

FCO提供的出行建议

此处 here阅读外交和联邦事务部(FCO)关于2019新型冠状病毒(nCov)的信息。

 

针对从武汉返回人员的建议

公共卫生局针对从武汉返回人员提供了相关建议。点击Read the advice阅读。

您的健康是学校工作的重中之重。请勿因任何工作或学习问题耽误采纳上述建议

近期到过武汉的学生,请向以下所有联系人发送电子邮件告知相关情况,获取协助:

近期到过武汉的员工,请向以下所有联系人发送电子邮件告知相关情况,获取协助:

 

针对从中国各地及以上罗列国家地区返回的人员的建议

公共卫生局针对从中国各地及其它罗列国家地区返回人员提供了相关建议。点击Read the advice阅读。

您的健康是学校工作的重中之重。请勿因任何工作或学习问题耽误采纳上述建议

 

去中国开展学校业务或学习

人员安全是重中之重。因此,根据FCO的建议,女王大学将继续监测疫情发展情况,并暂停所有到中国出差或学习的安排

 

对身在中国的员工和学生的支持

你们的平安健康是学校的首要任务。学校决定,支持以女王大学为主要居住或工作地的学生或员工回国,并确保不对其造成任何不利经济影响。

学校鼓励目前身在中国学习或工作的、以女王大学为主要居住或工作地的学生或员工返回英国。如需协助,请发送电子邮件至coronavirus-guidance@qub.ac.uk

 

从中国提前回国

请致电+44(0)28 9044 2073或致函qub@selective-travel.co.uk与女王大学的旅行供应商Selective Travel联系,更改行程。

请联系女王大学的保险部,咨询取消或缩短行程事宜。请务必保留所有相关文件,包括收据和订票确认函等。

保险人员将提供最恰当的索赔申请表,告知UMAL并跟进索赔程序。

如需进一步咨询,请致电02890 971484或致函insurance@qub.ac.uk联系保险部。

员工或学生在学校批准的行程期间如需紧急医疗,UMAL可24小时提供建议和协助:

 

目前在中国进行私人旅行的员工或学生

如您目前正在中国度假,请通过coronavirus-guidance@qub.ac.uk联系我们,以获取相关支持和指导。

 

来自中国的访校人员

  • 如您在武汉有亲朋好友计划到访女王大学,请联系他们推迟行程。
  • 如您在中国其他地区有亲朋好友计划到访女王大学,目前没有必要改变计划。我们正密切关注相关情况。

 

关注个人健康:对所有担心感染流感病毒的员工和学生的建议

为避免在冬季感染流感病毒,公共卫生局建议您:

  • 定期用肥皂水或消毒液洗手,特别是在咳嗽和打喷嚏后,以及处理和食用食物前。
  • 咳嗽或打喷嚏时使用一次性纸巾,并将使用过的纸巾及时妥善地放入垃圾箱。
  • 避免与看起来身体有恙的人发生亲密接触,避免分享个人物品。

 

如怀疑感染2019新型冠状病毒

  • 学生可通过电子邮件 studentwellbeing@qub.ac.uk联系学校的学生健康服务部获取支持和指导。工作人员会直接与您联系。
  • 员工可通过电子邮件 wellbeing@qub.ac.uk联系员工健康服务部。

 

如有近期从中国返回的同事或学生向您寻求建议,

请告知其查看本页面并登录Public Health AgencyForeign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)GOV.UK网站查看最新情况和指南文件。

 

对学业受到影响的担忧

如担心对学习造成影响,无论您本人是在英国还是中国,都请联系您所属的学校办公室。

 

签证问题

针对留在英国无法回中国的个人,英国政府内政部已经公布了指导规章。请参阅Read the Home Office guidance

签证即将到期的中国公民,请联系国际学生支持部寻求建议:iss@qub.ac.uk

 

更多建议和指导

女王大学将持续更新该页面,直接通告所有重大更改或更新。

可从以下网址获取相关指南、建议和更新信息:

 

[最近更新时间:2020年2月7日星期五。]